What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,480,291,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1666
    At least 3000 men of the Scottish Royal Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter rebels in the Battle of Rullion Green.
  • 1729
    Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1785
    The Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke’s Confederates.
  • 1909
    Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1917
    The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
  • 1919
    Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
  • 1942
    In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people.
  • 1987
    South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
  • 1991
    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1700
    Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal (d. 1764)
  • 1923
    Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1950
    Ed Harris, American actor
  • 1953
    Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1955
    Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • 1962
    Paul Dinello, American comedian and actor
  • 1963
    Armando Iannucci, Scottish comedian
  • 1964
    Roy Tarpley, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Rob Conway, American professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Takashi Shimoda, Japanese footballer

Who died on November 28?

  • 1290
    Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1859
    Washington Irving, American writer (b. 1783)
  • 1880
    Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)
  • 1992
    Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • 1993
    Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • 1998
    Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
  • 2001
    William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Dave “Snaker” Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2005
    Marc Lawrence, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 2006
    Robert Volpe, Artist ,Art Theft Detective (b. 1942)

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